* See the Top 343 All-models and Top 37 All-brands below *
The Swiss new car market is up by a vigorous 6% year-on-year in May to 27.422 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 128.679 units, up 5% on 2014. In what could well be a first, this month the entire Top 8 best-selling models in Switzerland belong to the Volkswagen Group – the previous record was all Top 7 in February 2012. The VW Golf and Skoda Octavia lead the way as usual and by far with 4.5% and 3.8% share respectively, followed by the Seat Leon up 6 spots on April to lodge its first-ever Swiss podium ranking at #3, the Skoda Fabia up 17 ranks to #4, the Audi A3 down one to #5, VW Passat up one to #6, VW Tiguan down one to #7 and the VW Polo down 5 to #8. Below Volkswagen at 12.7% (+4%), BMW holds onto the 2nd spot in the brands ranking thanks to sales up 21% year-on-year to 2.153, above Skoda (+25%), Audi (+6%) and Mercedes (+7%).
Notice also (going down the ladder) Opel up 22%, Renault up 54%, Peugeot up 21%, Seat up 18%, Nissan up 25%, Mini up 23%, Porsche up 27%, Jeep up 62% and Lexus up 288%. Back to the models ranking, and below the all-VAG Top 8, the Mercedes C-Class is back up 31 spots on April to #10 vs. #6 so far in 2015, the Audi Q3 is up a further two ranks to #13 vs. #31, the BMW 2 Series remains within the Top 20 at #19 vs. #30 year-to-date, the Suzuki Vitara shoots up 63 spots to #30, the BMW i3 up 85 to #41, the Fiat 500X up 53 to #53 and now knocking on the Swiss Top 50’s door and the Renault Espace up 164 spots to #70 thanks to the new generation. We also welcome the Mazda CX-3 at #216, the Jaguar XE at #246 and the Ssangyong Tivoli at #343.
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Full May 2015 Top 343 All-models and Top 37 All-brands below.